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Rationale for preventive cardiology programmes 

Rationale for preventive cardiology programmes
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Rationale for preventive cardiology programmes
Author(s):

C.S. Jennings

, A.C. Mead

, J.L. Jones

, A.M. Holden

, S.B. Connolly

, K. Kotseva

, and D.A. Wood

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199236305.003.0001
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date: 19 September 2020

What is preventive cardiology? 4

What is a high-risk patient? 6

What is cardiovascular risk? 8

How to assess risk 9

JES4: SCORE risk estimation system 10

JBS2: CVD risk prediction chart 12

Why families too? 16

The overall aim of preventive cardiology is to reduce the risk of developing symptomatic atherosclerotic disease among apparently healthy high-risk individuals in the general population. In those patients who do develop the disease and survive, the aim is to reduce their risk of recurrent cardiovascular disease (CVD) and death. Preventive cardiology therefore aims to improve both quality of life and life expectancy in people at increased risk of developing CVD and patients with established disease....

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